Protest 100: The (International) Noise Conspiracy – ‘A New Morning, Changing Weather’

P100 – A New Morning, Changing Weather

Artist:          The (International) Noise Conspiracy

Song:           A New Morning, Changing Weather

Album:        A New Morning, Changing Weather

Producer:    Jari Haapalainen

Label:          Burning Heart/Epitaph

Year:           2001

Notes:
Boredom leads to aggression. But so does oppression. Mix them together and you’ve got an explosive blend. The (International) Noise Conspiracy were formed by Refused vocalist Dennis Lyxzén not long after the latter’s breakup. The music is masterfully executed garage rock with some extra flourishes (e.g. organ) not just added around the edges but woven right through its core. Lyrical content borrowed heavily, and sometimes directly, from the avant-garde Situationist International movement. Was lucky enough to catch this tour (with Rival Schools and the Hives no less!) at Mary Jane’s in Houston

Excerpt from ‘Unreality’  —
…it was such a new moon that you couldn’t even see it.

Lyrics:
God damn let’s hit it on the weak spot
Everybody knows that we all had enough
Smell the scent of gasoline fumes
‘Cause we’re not victims and we know what to do

Right now a systematic shutdown of
New world orders and restructuring plans
Hold tight ’cause here comes the latest craze
I’ve got news baby and this is what I say

Yeah, a new morning, the weather’s changing
Yeah, a new morning, the weather’s changing
Cha’, hey, hey, a new morning, the weather’s changing
Cha’, hey, hey, a new morning

God damn let’s build a new movement
Dead time pacifies so let’s do it
This time all these slogans will come alive
We’re not going to be bored this time

Right now a systematic shutdown of
Neo-liberals and assorted clowns
So strike the match and baby clench your fist
Here comes a party that we don’t want to miss

Hey, hey, hey, a new morning, the weather’s changing
Hey, hey, hey, a new morning, the weather’s changing
Cha’, hey, hey, a new morning, the weather’s changing
Cha’, hey, hey, a new morning

Hey, hey, hey, independence
We are playing a little game, I said
Hey, hey, hey, independence
We got it on the way

Hey, hey, hey, independence
We are playing a little game, I said
Hey, hey, hey, independence
We got it on the way

Hey, hey, hey, independence
We are playing a little game, I said
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey

‘Protest 100’s mission is two-fold: dispelling the myth that heavy metal is a brainless, socially unaware music genre, and raising awareness of the issues facing our country in the Nov. 3, 2020 election. The path won’t be exclusively metal—some punk and rap and other stuff will be in here too, including the classics—and is not a ranking. All songs are songs I’ve heard while putting this list together, ordered in a manner designed to entertain and educate.

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